Entry requirements

Undergraduate degree (typically 2.1 or higher) in a science-related subject (e.g. neuroscience, chemistry, physics, biology, psychology or computer science). If you studied your first degree outside the UK, see the international entry requirements.

Candidates with other suitable and equivalent qualifications such as relevant work experience or research accomplishments will also be considered.

Months of entry


Course content

This course provides advanced training in integrative neuroscience research, allowing you to acquire the skills needed to succeed as an independent research scientist. You will conduct a year-long research project in a single laboratory while learning techniques and skills through coursework. You will have opportunities to pursue research interests in depth.

The MRes in Neuroscience is a full-time taught postgraduate programme run by the School of Psychology and Neuroscience.


  • An intensive week-long introductory module prepares students for the programme before the start of Semester 1.
  • The programme includes a streamlined taught component, comprised of compulsory and optional modules (60 credits). 
  • Students conduct a year-long research project in a single laboratory (120 credits).

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

The University of St Andrews is committed to attracting the very best students, regardless of financial circumstances. Find out more about the scholarships and postgraduate loans available.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MRes
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Secretary
+44 (0)1334 46 2157